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% analysts were looking for. superstorm sandy having an impact as well. customers in the northeast headed to dealerships with insurance checks in hand giving them so-called wealth effect. we have the foxnews.com automotive editor with sandy ace impact on car sales and overall industry check as well. great to see you. >> you too. lori: talk about sandy. we saw cars literally floating out to see. you automatically thought this would be a boon for the auto industry. what was your take? >> definitely helped. there were 200 to 250,000 cars destroyed. not quite that many were sold last month but played into the increase we saw to a certain extent. used car sales were not up as much. true car.com estimating 4%. lori: give the time of year i was reading that the storm and length of time on average people holding onto the cars is like 11 years is actually giving support to overall car prices. can you comment on that? >> yes. sales, transaction prices were up. so were incentives. so kind of balanced itself a little more. people are spending more on cars. shoving a lot of technology into them. you c
to depend on the federal government for anything. we have learned that in our area with superstorm sandy. is there anything you can do locally to make a difference? do you have to wait for the president to give you money and declare this state or is there anything locally that can be done or privately? >> no. actually, i think federally is where we're going to have to look to see a solution to this problem. that and to the sky for rain. we need this process of blasting these rock pinnacles to be expedited as fast as possible. we need more water to be released out of the missouri river and missouri river basin and we'll need more rain otherwise it will be huge economic impact to the american consumer. melissa: let's talk about that. besides the fact this is pretty astounding and a lot of us don't know it is going on it will ultimately impact us because if there are $7 billion worth of goods going through this area that has a domino effect to the rest of the country in terms of prices. what could we expect to see in the rest of the country? >> i think what you can see as direct example is
. >>> an improving economy and superstorm sandy turn out to be a boone for the automakers. >> one automaker did not beat expectations in terms of november auto sales. the automaker who fell short of estimates was general matter, an increase of 3.4%. 2% below what the street was expecting. some important stories that came out today from the auto industry. let's start with ford. 6.5% increase. the company today raising its production in north america for the first quarter by 11% up to 750,000. the most they have produced in the first quarter since 2006. general motors may cut production of its truckline because of bloated inventory. they're at 139 day supply. you want that down around 85 day supply. bmw and mini are on track to post best u.s. sales ever. today they increased 39% for the month of november. shares of automakers, despite positive news from ford, they were all down today. so, that's the latest with the automakers. by the way, we're expecting the monthly sales pace to come in above $15 million. we'll get that number here shortly. >> interesting story there. a lot of numbers moving up.
clean up the damage caused by superstorm sandy and then potentially to prepare for future storms. >>> at least 49 elementary school students and adults had to be rushed to an atlanta hospital today because of a carbon monoxide leak. here is the thing. firefighters discovered the highest levels they have ever recorded of the deadly gas near the school's furnace. listen to the firefighter. >> obviously with carbon monoxide, the danger is going to be an affix ant, it could stop people from breathing. these children have been in the classroom since 7:30. our readings in the classroom were not quite as high as our reading at 1700 was near the actual furnace area. >> want to bring in george howell here. you brought in what i can only presume is a carbon monoxide detector. tell me about it and were there any of these in the school? >> this say professional carbon monoxide detector. this is what we use here at the cnn center. this will run you a couple thousand dollars. couple thousand of dollars for this. it is important to check. but for your home, $17. $17 is all it takes to get one o
of that is attribute knowledge to superstorm sandy. an estimated quarter million vex were destroyed. those numbers will be out this morning. it would only say that it is speaking to, quote, interested parties. but delta air lines is involved in those sdgzs. virgin is the second largest airline at heath row. >>> and lenny dykstra will be sentenced today. he was found to have hidden and stole sports memorabilia other items that were supposed to be part of a bankruptcy filing. >>> the game of political chicken, we were looking to rise above the partisan politics and trying to get something done. david walker, ceo of the america comeback initiative, steve mcmahon, co-founder of purple strategies, you guys have been on for a while and we've talked about a lot of things. steve, just 1:30 ag ago, you made a point talking about the bush tax cuts. and i said the tax cuts have been near and dear and you said at least bush was smart enough to know that we couldn't afford them so they were sunseted. >> so they were sunseted. >> that may happen. in fact, that may be the way that everybody gets to save face bec
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